What You Should Learn From Your...
What You Should Learn From Your First Flute Lessons

This article will give you an insight into what you should expect from your first few flute lesson. Topics covered include an introduction playing the flute and understanding basic music theory.

Violins of Italy: The Testore...
Violins of Italy: The Testore Family and the Great Violin Making Traditions

Italian violins from the 18t Century and earlier are very much sort after, commanding some very high prices for the top names. Some stand out more than others, most notably Stradivarius, Guanarius and Amati. After these and a few other Cremonese...

A Certified Guitar Appraisal
A Certified Guitar Appraisal

A Certified Guitar Appraisal is not just a one page document with a value on it. It is a report written only after thoroughly inspecting the guitar and gathering information about the guitar builder, the guitar, and the market in which it is...

Country Guitar Lessons Online
Country Guitar Lessons Online

If you are interested in taking country guitar lessons then there are a few different options available to you. In this article we'll discuss how to go about finding the best quality lessons and how much you should expect to pay for them.

How to Customise an Electric...
How to Customise an Electric Guitar on a Budget

Customizing a guitar is a great way to add a personal touch to your instrument. Legendary guitar players Eric Clapton, Eddie Van Halen and Tom Morello all have customized guitars tricked out with thousands of dollars of special touches....

Guitar Effects for Beginners - A...
Guitar Effects for Beginners - A Guide to Stomp Boxes and Multi-FX (Part 2)

In the last article I looked at the main types of effects you'll encounter for your guitar. Here I'll deal with the physical form these typically come in and I'll also, based on my personal experiences, recommend a few to get you started. Since as...

Buying Your First Guitar Online
Buying Your First Guitar Online

Buying a guitar for the first time is a difficult process. If you've never done it before, it's almost certain that you won't even know where to start. But never fear! This handy guide will take you through the process so that you buy the right...

Top 5 Myths About The Music...
Top 5 Myths About The Music Business

If you are involved in the entertainment business then you've probably heard a few tall tales. The following is a list of some of the top myths about the music business.

The Beatles Books I Own - My Five Favourites

The Beatles Books I Own - My Five Favourites

I've been collecting books about The Beatles since my early teens, and I'm now nearing the age of 50, although I admit my trawl of Beatle-related volumes has diminished in the last ten years or so. However, I find it almost therapeutic to revisit some of those Beatles books I grew up poring over and I'd like to recommend five from my collection that I can safely class as being amongst the favourites of all the Beatles books I own.

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